Environment & Energy

No LNG Tankers Loading at U.S. Export Terminals Amid Freeze (1)

Feb. 18, 2021, 10:17 PM

Right now there are no liquefied natural gas tankers docked and loading at any of the six U.S. export terminals for the first time since global demand for the superchilled power-plant fuel crashed in August.

That’s a highly unusual situation for the world’s third-largest shipper and an indication of how far LNG trade flows have been upended by the recent freeze.

Shipping data compiled by Bloomberg shows the absence of vessels after two tankers left U.S. terminals Thursday. The last time no vessels were at any U.S. port was in late August, according to Reid I’Anson, senior commodity economist at...

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